Flock Of Birds Died Of Alcohol Poisoning In Romania

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Dozens of starlings were found dead near a town in Romania. When veterinarians examined the birds' gizzards, they found an unexpected cause: alcohol poisoning. Officials believe the starlings were flying under the influence after eating grape residue left over from the process of making wine.

: alcohol poisoning. Officials believe the starlings were flying under the influence after eating grape residue left over from the process of making wine.

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